Are you interested in getting involved in neighbourhood life? Are you looking for forums where you can contribute to reflection on urban projects that are transforming Montréal? Do you want to participate in a tangible way? Here is a quick overview of the different types of public participation.
What is public participation?
Public participation allows the population to contribute to the democratic life of Montréal or a borough. Residents can participate in areas such as urban planning, culture, the environment, mobility, and economic and social development.
Everyone can get involved
No matter where you live in Montréal, you can play an active role in your community. You do not need any particular expertise. Your in-depth knowledge of your neighbourhood and living environment is your passport to participating and making your voice heard.
A range of forums and tools
The city and its boroughs offer a variety of ways to get involved.
An opportunity to express your opinions and participate in reflection. These events are hosted by several organizations that study diverse issues such as transportation, heritage, land use planning, democratic life, sports and recreation, social development, the environment, sustainable development and public safety. Click here to sign up to receive invitations to participate in upcoming consultations organized by the following bodies:
Borough councils and their committees
Any other committee or group designated by city council, the executive committee or the borough council
The Office de consultation publique de Montréal (OCPM in French)
Also visit Making Montréal, a platform that hosts projects, where the public can complete surveys on travel habits online or vote for a development concept.
From time to time, the city invites the public to actively participate in the development of a new library project, program or policy.
A process that puts the power to imagine a project and decide collectively on its implementation back in the hands of the people.
Find out what’s going on right now
Ready to take part in the process? Simply browse our calendar to find the type of public participation that interests you.
What is community involvement?
Do you want to get involved in an initiative near you or carry out a project to improve your living environment? Consult existing support programs:
Cleanups in alleys or parks
Participatory resident projects (Rosemont⏤La Petite Patrie only - in French)
Advisory boards: Another form of engagement
Residents are invited to get involved in various organizations that advise the city on varied subjects ranging from heritage and architecture, and intercultural relations to youth and the status of women.
- Conseil des Montréalaises (Montréal Women’s Council)
- Conseil du patrimoine (Heritage council)
- Conseil interculturel de Montréal
- Conseil jeunesse de Montréal (Montréal youth council)